GUWAHATI, June 14 - The Assam Gramin Vikash Bank-Rural Self Employment Training Institute (AGVB-RSETI), Kamrup (Metro), conducted a pig farming training on its campus from June 1 to 13.
�It was an intensive training programme where the best of pig farming know-how was imparted to the trainees by experienced professors from the College of Veterinary Science, Khanapara Dr Ranjit Roychoudhury, Dr Jakir Hussain, Dr Ditul Barman, Dr Yogiraj Deka, Dr Robin Bhuyan, Dr Purabi Kaushik and Dr Krishna Nath,� an AGVB-RSETI official said.
Apart from the technical know-how, the trainees were also taught financial analysis by the in-house faculties. An exposure visit to the Scientific Pig Farm of the College of Veterinary Science, Khanapara, was also undertaken for the trainees, who interacted with the professors for the purpose.
The training, in which 29 trainees under Chandrapur development block of Kamrup (Metro) district participated, was inaugurated by Kamal Bhowmik, Regional Manager, AGVB, Regional Office, Guwahati .
The dignitaries who attended the valedictory function encouraged the rural unemployed youths to avail this opportunity of obtaining such training which was imparted free of cost. They also enlightened the trainees on the technicalities and marketing of pig meat, bank loans and importance of timely repayment of loans.
DC Nath, Director of the institute, stated that a total of 2,331 unemployed youths from the district have already been given training since inception and the process of their settlement is going on.
�A total of 1,620 trainees have been credit linked/settled within this short period of time with various banks near their localities,� he added.